New Mexico Fishing And Stocking Reports For Feb. 4

 

This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

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Catches of the week

Eagle Nest Lake: Manny Lujan and Garon Ian Fulgenzi, of Las Vegas, caught 57 perch and two trout using Swedish Pimple jigs tipped with meal worms Feb. 1. Luke Grossetete, Fisher Joe and Freddy Lawrence, of Albuquerque, caught three 18-inch rainbow trout using small ice fishing jigs Feb. 1.

Red River: Mateo Martinez, age 10, of Velarde caught a 12-inch rainbow trout near the hatchery using salmon eggs Feb. 2.

San Juan River: Michael Fragua, of Albuquerque, caught a 21-inch brown trout fishing the Texas Hole Upper Flats using a size 24 chocolate emerger Jan. 28. Dave Blunt, of Cheyenne, Wyo., caught a 25-inch brown trout using a Yongspecial fly Jan. 31.

The following reports came in late, but are definitely worth mentioning:

Bataan Lake: Jeorje Valenzuela, age 7, and Joshuah Valenzuela, age 5, of Carlsbad, caught seven rainbow trout ranging in size from 12 to 16-inches using garlic PowerBait Jan. 26.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at funfishingnm@gmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, location, type of fish, length and weight if possible, and bait, lure or fly used.


Northeast Fishing Report

Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Charette Lakes: The lake is closed to fishing and boating until March 1, 2020.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was not measured due to ice. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Clayton Lake: The lake is closed to fishing and boating until March 1, 2020.

Conchas Lake: Fishing for walleye was fair using green grubs.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow near Costilla Monday was not measured due to ice. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Eagle Nest Lake: The lake is open for ice fishing. Fishing for trout was good using small ice fishing jigs, spoons and PowerBait. Fishing for perch was good using Swedish Pimple jigs tipped with meal worms. We had no reports on other species.

Eagle Rock Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Fawn Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: The gate to the camping area is closed. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: The lake is open for ice fishing with ice reported at 11-inches thick. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Maloya: The lake is open to ice fishing with ice reported at 15-inches thick. Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and dough bait.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: The lake is closed to fishing and boating until March 1, 2020.

Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Morphy Lake: The lake is closed for a renovation project on the dam and no firm opening date has been set.

Pecos River: Stream flow near the town of Pecos Monday morning was 28.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery Monday morning was 44.1 cfs. Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs and bead head nymph flies.

Rio Grande: Stream flow at the Taos Junction Bridge Monday morning was 478 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow Monday morning near Valdez was not measured due to ice. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: Stream flow Monday morning was 5.41 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco Monday morning was not measured due to ice. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds: Closed. Fishing is open on the Valle Vidal, including Shuree Ponds, July 1-Dec. 31.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing for trout was fair to good using worms.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing for all species is very slow. The surface water temperature was 42 degrees Fahrenheit.


Southeast Fishing Report

Alto Lake: Fishing for trout was fair using corn and garlic PowerBait.

Bataan Lake: Fishing for trout was good using garlic PowerBait.

Berrendo Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga Monday morning was 10.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage. It appears now that the lake will be out of commission until 2022.

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing for trout was good using salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Brantley Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Corona Pond: Fishing for trout was good using PowerBait and spinners.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Oasis Park Lake We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake Monday morning was 22.3 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Perch Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow Monday morning at Hollywood was 7.31 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Sumner Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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